• Keeping it Legal

    Even though images, videos, and music can be found everywhere on the Internet, many (if not most) are protected by copyright and are not necessarily meant for you to use freely.  In fact, all music, video, images, sound, and text are protected by copyright unless otherwise noted! 

    So, if almost everything out there is copyrighted, what is a student with a deadline to do?  Use one of the links below to help you find media that is either in the public domain or permits use for educational purposes.   Always be sure to read the copyright policy, the FAQs, or the About statement for further information on permittable uses.  Also, always give credit to the source!

    Note this Disclaimer: Many links below lead away from the Salamanca City Central School District’s Web site. Once you have left the District’s Web site, any other Web sites or pages accessed are not under the control of the District and the District is not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site, or any changes or updates to such sites. Any Web links are provided to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement of the site by the District.


    American Memory Project
    Maintained by the Library of Congress, many (but not all) of the images on this site are in the public domain and available for download and for use in projects.  Be sure to read the permissions that accompany the image to verify that it is ok to use.

    The images that can be found from this page are ok to use, as long as the specified conditions are followed.

    New York Public Library
    The New York Public Library provides access to a large number of images that may be used for non-commercial purposes. 

    Smithsonian Images
    Although the images available on this site are protected by copyright, they may be used for educational purposes. 

    University of Texas at Austin Portrait Gallery
    The images displayed on this site are in the public domain and ok to use in projects.

    U.S. Government Photos and Images
    This site offers an extensive collection of images, many of which are in the public domain.  Be sure to read all information accompanying the site or image to be sure.

    Additional Resources

    Crete Teens
    Ok, so this site is indtended to be a resource for students who are creating book trailers, but theses same resources can be used for other projects too, right?  Many of the resources posted on this site are also listed above, but others aren't.  This is a great site to visit if you are at home and need to download  music or video clips for use in a school project. 

    Teacher Tap:  Public Domain, Copyright Free, Open Source, and Student Use Images and Media
    This site provides links to additional resources (some of which are also displayed here while others are not) for media that is available for use in educational endeavors.